Finance Watch: Eleven Companies Reveal $1.45bn In $100m-Plus VC Deals
Venture Capital Boom Includes New Funds; OrbiMed Raises $3.5bn
Private Company Edition: Clover’s $230m financing was the largest of recent mega-rounds. Century Therapeutics ($160m), Vividion ($135m) and eGenesis ($125m) also raised big rounds and investors Foresite Capital ($969m), Sofinnova Partners ($540m) and OMX Ventures ($150m) raised new VC funds.
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Public Company Edition: US initial public offerings are reawakening from a brief nap as Prometheus and Longboard prepare IPOs for launch. Also, Halozyme sells $700m worth of notes and Karuna’s $250m stock sale leads recent follow-on offerings.
The fresh cash injection will fund Phase II studies evaluating the UK firm's 12-month treatment for diabetic macular edema.
Plus recent deals involving AbbVie/Caribou, Sanofi/i2O, Merck & Co./Starpharma, Protalix/SarcoMed, Targovax/Papyrus, Medivir/Ubiquigent, Eton/Azurity